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Masters degrees in Critical Care Nursing train postgraduates in the skills to assess, manage and monitor the provision of care given to critically ill patients, and to administer treatment.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Emergency Nursing, Acute & Critical Care and Trauma Sciences. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as Nursing, Midwifery or Medicine.
Nurses who specialise in Critical Care will often find themselves working in fast-paced, demanding environments, helping in emergency situations and working on wards where patients have suffered serious, traumatic injuries. You will be trained to provide care to patients who are critically ill or unstable following injury, surgery and life-threatening disease.
Critical Care involves helping a wide range of patients – infants, children, adults and the elderly – in burn units, intensive care and trauma centres. As such, courses in this field often combine interdisciplinary approaches such as evidence-based practice with theoretical examination of current research and policy within healthcare.
Clinical settings are typical for critical care nurses, but you may also find work within rehabilitation centres, nursing homes or charities.
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If you're a graduate healthcare practitioner aiming to become a competent and confident critical care nurse, our course will prepare you for delivering quality, safe care in a demanding environment. Read more
A natural progression from your BSc, the MSc Advanced Nursing builds on your skills and specialist knowledge, giving you a deeper understanding and leading to wider career opportunities. Higher qualifications demonstrate your ambition and aptitude for learning. Read more
The overall aim of the MSc Nursing (Palliative Care) programme is to provide registered nurses involved in the care of patients with a life-limiting illness the opportunity to develop their previously acquired professional education and clinical practice skills. Read more
The Postgraduate Certificate in Acute and Critical Care addresses the complex care required by critically ill patients. Patients can become acutely or critically ill at any time and the more ill the patient becomes, the more likely they are to be vulnerable, physiologically unstable and require complex care. Read more
The overall aim of the MSc Nursing(Perioperative Care) programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance specialist level knowledge and skills in the area of perioperative nursing care. Read more
If you are a clinician, a senior nurse or an allied health professional working in critical care, this programme is designed to give you a thorough grounding in critical care medicine, together with the tools to maintain your knowledge over a course of advanced, specialist instruction. Read more
Continue your studies and gain your MSc Advanced Critical Care Practitioner qualification with our new top-up programme, designed to follow on from the PgDip Advanced Critical Care Practitioner programme. Read more
The overall aim of the MSc in Nursing/Midwifery is to provide registered nurses/midwives with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to care for patients/clients to the highest professional standards across the health care continuum. Read more
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